Enviro Board panels consist primarily of straw waste sourced from wheat, rice and switch grass fields.
- Traditionally the agricultural waste material is burned after harvest for disposal, releasing harmful pollutants into the atmosphere that directly contribute to acid rain and smog.
- By using the waste as the core substance in the Enviro Board panels, burning and associated emissions can be avoided.
- The crops that are harvested every year create a naturally reproducing building material as well as provide farmers with a new revenue stream.
The Enviro Board panel will also replace the use of timber in construction, reducing the rate of deforestation. The milling process of timber consumes a substantial amount of energy and water. The need for deforestation can be significantly offset with the adoption of the Enviro Board panels for building.